City of Willits Groundwater Resiliency Improvements Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Willits
Document Title
City of Willits Groundwater Resiliency Improvements Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
APN 007-010-01: Industrial-General/Heavy Industrial; APNs 108-030-06 & 108-020-05: Agricultural Lands
Document Description
The City of Willits (City) proposes improvements to the existing Willits Groundwater System in order to increase the City’s conjunctive use capabilities and provide the City with a reliable water supply sufficient to meet community needs in the event surface water becomes untenable. The proposed project would provide the City with the flexibility to manage water sources adaptively, considering factors such as aquifer and watershed health, water quality, operational constraints, and ecosystem health. The proposed project is located northeast of the City center on City-owned parcels identified by APNs 007-010-01, 108-030-06, and 108-020-05 (Site), which are currently utilized for the Willits Groundwater System, including the Elias Replacement well, Long 20 test well, and groundwater treatment plant, and located adjacent to the City's sewer plant. Improvements include the installation of 3,750 feet of new water line and the abandonment of 3,600 feet of existing water line within the Willits Groundwater System, upgrades to the pumps of the Elias Replacement well and Long 20 test well, arsenic pilot testing on the Long 20 test well, and the installation of a 250,000-gallon clear well adjacent to the west of the groundwater treatment plant, to be completed in three (3) phases.

Contact Information

Andrea Trincado
Agency Name
City of Willits
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
City of Willits
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Sewer Plant Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
007-010-01, 108-030-06, and 108-020-05
State Highways
North Coast Railroad
Willits Municipal Airport
Willits Unified School District
Outlet Creek
7 & 18

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 3, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Development Types
Other (Groundwater System Improvements)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Wetland/Riparian


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